Not so brotherly love

A pair of brothers ended up in jail, three-days apart after apparently fighting with each other.

On Wednesday, March 12, at 11:14 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a fight at Manzanita and Thomson avenues. When they arrived, they were told one of the parties left the scene in a green Jeep Cherokee. Another deputy stopped the vehicle in the 18600 block of Highway 12. The driver, Jason Willis, 38, of Vallejo, shouted to deputies that he had a knife and a bat on the passenger seat.

Deputies detained Willis and retrieved the weapons that, he claimed, he had taken from his younger brother, Christopher Willis, with whom he had just had a fight.

Willis told deputies that he took the knife and bat from Christopher, 35, of Boyes Hot Springs, because his brother was on drugs and he, Jason Willis, was afraid he would do “something stupid.”

Jason Willis was nevertheless arrested for felony possession of a billy club, and possession of a dirk or dagger, and transported to county jail.

Three days later, on Saturday, March 15, at about 2:30 p.m., deputies were sent to the 19000 block of Riverside Drive after receiving a report that someone was looking into vehicles. The reporting party told deputies that he confronted the suspect who then fled south on Riverside toward Grove Street.

As the deputy drove along Riverside, a woman told him that the suspect jumped into her back yard in the 500 block of Solano Avenue. She provided a description that the deputy recognized as Christopher Willis, a wanted parolee the Sheriff’s Office had been seeking.

Willis jumped several other fences and ran into the La Mancha condo complex where deputies found him and then subdued him with a Taser.

Christopher Willis was arrested for the felony parole warrant and for obstructing arrest, and was transported to county jail. There was no word on whether he and his brother were cellmates.

In other incidents reported recently to Valley law enforcement:

Thursday, March 13:

11 a.m. – Smoke and thievery. A resident in the 1000 block of Sonoma glen Circle reported that, on the night of March 7, he left his work van unlocked. At 5 a.m. he found a door in the van ajar and could smell cigarette smoke. He also discovered that $2,800 worth of power tools had been taken.

Friday, March 14:

1:42 p.m. – Antique wine press stolen. A resident in the 400 block of Leveroni Road reported that he stopped by a vacant house where he found someone had forced entry into a workshop and had made off with an antique wine press from the early 1900s, along with a grape stemmer. The loss was estimated at $1,000.

5:07 p.m. – Has knuckles but no ID. While on patrol in the vicinity of Mulford Lane and Highway 12, a Sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle with an obstructed windshield. The driver had no identification and was detained for being an unlicensed driver with no ID. During a search, the deputy found some metal knuckles in the man’s possession. The 19-year-old Sonoma man was cited for possession of metal knuckles and being and unlicensed driver, and was released.